Kat Von D True Romance Eyeshadow Palette- Mi Vida Loca | xSparkage

Kat Von D True Romance Eyeshadow Palette- Mi Vida Loca

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Hola! So I have been a sucker for Kat Von D palettes for awhile, they’re so preeetttyyy! I haven’t gotten one in some time though, until I happened to see this baby hiding in a leeeeeettle picture on the bottom of the Sephora site. The outside of the palette alone had me excited! Read on to see some more photos and swatches!



Color Descriptions and names in order:

Swan Song (iridescent pearl)
Marya (shimmery vanilla)
No Regrets (shimmery gold)
Drama For Yo Momma (shimmery kelly green)
Mad Max (matte sky blue)
Dublin (iridescent purple)
Sparklehorse (hot pink purple sparkle)
Altruism (pearl soft pink).
Wonderchild (electric blue)

As you can probably tell from the swatches, these shades are a bit more pastel than I originally expected. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing; I think it would work well for the spring, and works nicely for those who are a bit intimidated by color, but like the idea of it. If you want these to really shine, definitely use some sort of base for them to stick to- like a white eyeliner.
I like that this palette doesn’t have any cream shadows that Kat Von D palettes tend to have, as I never touch them, so it’s nice to have all powder shadows here. One of my favorite colors here is actually the first shade, Swan Song (the off-white). The photos don’t do it justice, it has an awesome pink duo chrome going on and is beautiful! All shades in this palette are a frost or satin except the blue, which is matte. This doesn’t bother me, but might get a bit shimmer-overload for some.
As for the eyeliner, I think it’d be pretty just under the lower lashes, or smoked out around the rim of the eyes. It’s a nice vivid blue with a fun shimmer, and would be an unexpected twist on your basic, run-of-the-mill smokey black liner.
Another aspect of this palette that I really love is the packaging. I love the display of “Mi Vida Loca” on the front and how it’s a metallic gradient of color. The palette is metal and has a clasp to close, so the only way to open it is to push in the tab at the front. this is nice because if you’re like me and travel a lot, or tend to take your makeup with you, it’s not going to open on its own. The packaging does have a downside though, and that is the top is a little springy. When you press the tab to open it, the top kinda springs back a little quick. This is also annoying in the sense that the top only stays flat, you can’t keep it open at a 90 degree angle, so it can’t be hands free if you are planning to use the mirror inside.

This palette is available for $34 from Sephora.



  1. leah

    January 20, 2012 at 3:19 am

    WHyyyyyy… I get sucked into her stuff!! I want to see these in person… very interested. Thanks

  2. zadidoll

    January 20, 2012 at 3:29 am

    How did you apply these? Over a primer or base? Wet or dry? Because every other blogger that I’ve seen do swatches of these the colors look chalky and dull while yours looks gorgeous.

    • Leesha

      January 20, 2012 at 3:33 am

      oops! I forgot to add that. I applied them dry over an ELF eyeshadow primer.

  3. Pixel

    January 20, 2012 at 3:36 am


  4. Amanda Joy

    January 20, 2012 at 3:53 am

    Me wants…

  5. almeida88

    January 20, 2012 at 3:55 am

    looks nice, almost looks like a rainbow in the middle ;) thanks for the swatches

  6. ipandaface

    January 20, 2012 at 4:00 am

    I saw this on the website today and I thought want. I am a bit disappointed they are pastel but at the same time they are very Rainbow Brite. :)

  7. Brooke

    January 20, 2012 at 4:03 am

    Great eyeshadows for a twenty twelve easter look. Just saying

  8. Joelle

    January 20, 2012 at 4:06 am

    Beautiful colours! I didn’t even know she had a make-up line. Thanks!

    • Ariana

      January 20, 2012 at 9:14 pm

      Everything by her always looks amazingly gorgeous, she has a very pretty, nicely varied line. There really is something for everyone that has different tastes when it comes to makeup. :)

  9. Autumn :3

    January 20, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    I am a HUGE fan of Kat Von D’s palettes and i needd this!!!!!
    I’m happy these turned out more pastel as you said!:)
    I’m a huge fan of pastel colors in general so this will be funky and fun to play around with!
    That green and blue..look amazing!!!!
    I own like 7 Kat VON D palettes already including her Tattoo Chronicles volume 1! love her stuff!


    I’M SOO HAPPY ONE OF MY FAV MAKEUP/GURUS bought this!!!!:)

    Seems to be that all the stuff i’m interested in…. gurus never seem to buy :P

    but this made me happy :D

  10. Sarah

    January 20, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    OMG! I need this in my life! Come on Income taxes momma needs a new palette =]

  11. Kim

    January 20, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    I used to be obsessed with Kat Von D’s palettes, but now I just don’t reach for them anymore. I don’t really know why. This palette looks very pretty, but since I already have all of the Sugarpill colors and highlight shades like that, I won’t be buying. Great review!

  12. Dizzy

    January 20, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    I LOVE this palette. I’ve been searching for an all-pastel palette but I never expected one from Kat von D. I have loved all the palettes I purchased from the line so I’m ordering this ASAP.

    On another note, I agree. The cream shadow in some of the palettes are so irritating. But that’s only one mark against otherwise flawless palettes.

  13. Danish

    January 20, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    Is the ELF primer you used good?
    I recently ordered some stuff off the website and skipped it for some reason.

    I thought it would suck.. and I don’t use much primers.

    • Jana

      March 15, 2012 at 3:00 pm

      I use the ELF mineral eye shadow primer literally everyday. I love it. I find it to work just as well as any other primer, but it’s much more budget friendly.

  14. Miss Katie

    January 20, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    Is there any product out there that you would compare these to? [ie; MAC, Urban Decay, etc]

  15. Olivia

    January 20, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    Colors remind me of Easter :)

    I like the iridescent pearl shade, really pretty.

  16. Christine

    January 20, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    This looks gorgeous!! I have never tried any of the Kat Von D palettes but now I really want to try them out. Heard so many great things about them :)

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    January 21, 2012 at 12:10 am


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  19. Sarah Bodkin

    January 21, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    I need the wonderchild gold color for my sunset look. You Leesha, are an insperation. :D

  20. Laura

    January 21, 2012 at 11:54 pm

    Awww I love this palette!! I’m forever seeing stuff I like from Kat Von D’s beauty range. I wish there was a Sephora in Ireland!! Just found your blog, I love it:):) xxx

  21. Chris

    January 23, 2012 at 2:59 am

    I love the colors – muy bonita!

  22. Magnolia

    January 25, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    i really like these, can you do a tutorial using these please???

  23. Angie C

    February 16, 2012 at 1:00 am

    Thanks for the swatches w/primer…they are gorgeous…i ordered earlier today, cant wait :)

  24. gadaw oadha

    March 22, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    fantastic post. Ne’er knew this, thanks for letting me know.

  25. Annie

    August 18, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    Ahh these are so gooorgeous!

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